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As the official announcement states, Lillard helped the Trail Blazers compile a 41-41 record and earn a Western Conference playoff berth. He finished the regular season ranked sixth in the NBA scoring, averaging 27.0 points per game. The point guard also averaged 4.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.
Off the court, Lillard fostered an atmosphere of mutual respect with the media.
Members of the Professional Basketball Writers Association selected the winner through a vote.
The PBWA created the Magic Johnson Award in 2001. The association’s members continue to regard Earvin “Magic” Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers as the ideal model for the award.